Sep 13, 2010 11:30pm PDT
each household will receive. >> with those funds, no strings attached. it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and had not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> reporter: how much money each household will receive will be based in part on how severe the home was damaged. a red tag means $50,000. a yellow tag $25,000, and a green tag is $15,000. >> i lost the whole thing. i'm red tags. i have nothing. this is what i have. >> reporter: carol guernsey told us so far pg&e has held but debit cards for daily expense and the offer for up to $50,000 is much needed but that pg&e will have to do a whole lot more. >> we're living in a hotel and out of a bag. so, i think telecome through. so i think we can get all of the neighbors together and make them come through. >> reporter: this couple told us their hope is green tagged but say they're too shaken to move back in yet after seeing neighbors' homes reduced to ashes. >> lives that were lost. that's the hardest part. you can't put a price on it. >> reporter: do you applaud them
Sep 10, 2010 11:30pm PDT
will be used tomorrow, but the fire chief says they have no reports of any missing persons. 8 investigators began looking for answers today. >> in my immediate adiesesment was the destruction, the area completely flattened. the melted houses and cars, it was an amazing scene of destruction. >> reporter: the magnitude of explosion was demonstrated by a large section of the 30-inch gas pipe that had blown out on the street. he said investigators will look at the history of the pipe as well as the histories of the people who worked on the pipe to determine what happened and why it happened. >> we are not here to determine blame or liability. >> reporter: building inspectors have started red tagging homes. officials want to make sure homes who appear physically okay do not have hidden dangers. >> we have still a significant amount of work to do to be absolutely confident about the structural integrity of the buildings that are -- the homes of our residents. >> reporter: the investigation may take more than a year before a final report is issued. more immediate answers may come in a town hall me
Sep 14, 2010 11:30pm PDT
to see how they are coping with the disaster. and a controversy about a political candidate, is he using the fire victims to try to win an election. and you can find continuing coverage including more of those dispatched fire tapes. >>> the california governor's race is turning into a war of tv ads. former president bill clinton endorsed jerry brown today saying brown would make an excellent governor. just yesterday, brown was apologizing to clinton after brown made a joke of clinton's relationship with monica luwinsky. today president clinton made a statement that said, the tough campaign we fought 18 years ago is not relevant. >>> and today jerry released an ad of whitman as pinoccio. >>> and an ad by the teacher's union will not be allowed to be aired. >>> sarah shourd was released from a tyran prison this morning. this -pl cos among questions of her health and her two companions left behind. one of them her fiance. rita williams reports. >> reporter: it's a bittersweet story still with no end. >> i'm extremely grateful, i feel myself i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it'